Two U.S. hotels reveal themselves as cultural hot spots
in their respective cities.
FACES + PLACES
When much of the City of Angels’ cultural touchstones center on the art of cinema, what better
way to immerse guests into the local scene than by
bringing it in-house? In collaboration with four
ArtCenter College of Design film students, the
JW MARRIOTT LOS ANGELES L.A. LIVE
challenged the creators to shoot fresh in-house
video content through their own artistic lenses,
highlighting various experiences and destinations that capture the essence of Los Angeles.
The resulting videos spotlight iconic Los Angeles
destinations such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall
and Eames House as well as quintessential “L.A.
moments” such as eating tacos from a favorite
street vendor and exploring the city’s diverse
subcultures. The hotel hosted a “premiere” for
the students at a nearby cinema, complete with a
reception for their friends, family and collaborators.
The films will be exhibited throughout the hotel
until the end of 2018 and can also be viewed by
searching “JWLA Film” on You Tube.
A new project by the
JW Marriott Los
Angeles L.A. LIVE and
ambitious film students
immerses guests into
the local cinema scene.
During the Super Bowl LI
weekend, when the city of
Houston was wishing a grand
Texas welcome to thousands
of visitors from around the
world, the JW MARRIOTT
HOUSTON DOWNTOWN was
keeping it local, introducing
its guests to local startup
turned national retailer Lily
Rain, a contemporary lifestyle
boutique. Stopping by the
pop-up shop that weekend
to check out the goods were
former star quarterback
Peyton Manning, his wife and
children, who grabbed a hot-pink S’well bottle, whimsical
printed socks and a glittery
unicorn headband for the kids.
As an added bonus for each
guest who stayed at the hotel
for the big event, Lily Rain
gifted a special blue box that
included silver bow earrings
and a microfiber bookmark as
a departure gift.